2012 Pichon-Longueville Baron Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WS 94
  • JS 94
  • AG 94
  • WA 93
  • CG 93
  • IWC 91
  • JR 90

Reviews for 2012 Pichon-Longueville Baron Bordeaux Blend

WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
Features a bright, lively, leafy edge, with cassis bush and tobacco framing the slightly tangy core of red currant and black cherry, showing a solid note of iron. Cuts a distinctive profile, displaying sappy intensity... Features a bright, lively, leafy edge, with cassis bush and tobacco framing the slightly tangy core of red currant and black cherry, showing a solid note of iron. Cuts a distinctive profile, displaying sappy intensity through the finish. – JM (WS94-91)
JS 94
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2015
A pretty core of ripe-berry, currant and mineral character to this red with a full body, silky tannins and a fresh finish to add. Creamy texture. Better in 2017.
AG 94
Antonio Galloni - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, January 2016
The 2012 Pichon-Longueville Baron is wonderfully aromatic and textured in the glass. Scents of smoke, pipe tobacco and cedar meld into a core of intense dark fruit. Pliant and supple, but with considerable underlying... The 2012 Pichon-Longueville Baron is wonderfully aromatic and textured in the glass. Scents of smoke, pipe tobacco and cedar meld into a core of intense dark fruit. Pliant and supple, but with considerable underlying structure, the 2012 is likely to drink well for the next two to three decades, perhaps longer, but it is also going to need at least a few years in bottle for the tannins to soften.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2015
As for the big sibling, the 2012 Pichon Baron (80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot) probably has the most saturated purple color of the Pauillacs. Its structure is apparent, and the wine offers a wealth of blackcurrant... As for the big sibling, the 2012 Pichon Baron (80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot) probably has the most saturated purple color of the Pauillacs. Its structure is apparent, and the wine offers a wealth of blackcurrant fruit interwoven with licorice, graphite, and background toasty oak. Full-bodied, opulent and moderately tannic, this wine is approachable now because of its low acidity, but promises to age beautifully for 20+ years. This is another great classic from Pichon Baron. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
CG 93
Connoisseurs' Guide - Connoisseur's Guide, June 2015
Taking its accustomed place among the shining stars of its vintage regardless of commune or which side of Bordeaux a wine might claim as home, this deeply drawn effort shows more than enough concentration and... Taking its accustomed place among the shining stars of its vintage regardless of commune or which side of Bordeaux a wine might claim as home, this deeply drawn effort shows more than enough concentration and fruity depth to keep its sterling track record intact. It is very rich and refined at one and the same time, and its generosity comes with no loss of balance or poise. While its virtues are clear now, it begs for patience and has the look of the rare wine that will continue to fascinate for decades down the line.
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2013
Opaque ruby-purple. Fragrant bouquet of blackberry, violet and spicy graphite. Bright and juicy on the palate, with sneaky concentration and lively acidity lifting the delicate blackcurrant and mineral flavors. ... Opaque ruby-purple. Fragrant bouquet of blackberry, violet and spicy graphite. Bright and juicy on the palate, with sneaky concentration and lively acidity lifting the delicate blackcurrant and mineral flavors. Finishes long and tactile, with hints of ink and spice. A very good showing. (ST91-89)
JR 90
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, April 2013
20% Merlot, mostly Cabernet Sauvignon. 15-80 years old. Bright dark crimson. Glows with health. Great vigour on the nose. Amazing sweetness on the front palate. Thick and rich. Cool and fresh. This wine goes to the gym. A... 20% Merlot, mostly Cabernet Sauvignon. 15-80 years old. Bright dark crimson. Glows with health. Great vigour on the nose. Amazing sweetness on the front palate. Thick and rich. Cool and fresh. This wine goes to the gym. A little hard on the finish. Needs lots of time but twinkles with health. Lots of energy. Just a tad dry and demanding on the finish. Subtle and (very) dry on the end. 17/20